Tracks and Topics
How Will the Pandemic Affect
How will COVID affect demand for mass timber, panelized and modular solutions? Can movement and interaction be better controlled in a factory environment? Will there be greater focus on sustainability?
Standardization & Mass Customization
How to combine the efficiency of offsite manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom
How Green is Mass Timber?
How green is mass timber in practice today? How does it compare to concrete and steel? What needs to happen for mass timber to be truly sustainable?
The Case for Mass Timber Construction
What are the sweet spots for mass timber construction? What structure types? What range of story heights?
Integrating the Supply Chain
Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly
Building Codes & Fire Safety
Impact of new tall wood ICC and BC codes. Acceptance of offsite light frame construction by building inspectors across North America? Fire safety: How to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety and property.
The Case for Modular Construction
The relative economics of volumetric modular in both light frame and with CLT shells. What does speed mean to the developer?
Mechanization and Automation
How does cutting-edge manufacturing technology drive or enable offsite construction? Where and when should it be employed? Are you getting a reasonable return on your investment?
Financing Offsite Construction
The hurdles that early adopters face in finding institutional sources of capital to finance their projects
The Case for Panelized Construction
In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular
Generative Design and Offsite Construction
What will be the impact of generative design on the built environment?
Addressing Challenges in Mass Timber Construction
How offsite wood-based construction can integrate with non-wood building systems?